On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 11:13:06AM -0800, Matthew Fremont wrote: > The nameserver is working properly, and commands like > dig(1), host(1), telnet(1), and ftp(1), are able to > sucessfully resolve names. The problem appears to be > isolated to nslookup(8). > > If memory serves me correctly, at some time in the > past nslookup handled a reverse lookup failure of the > server more gracefully, identifying the server as > "Unknown", and continuing with the query.
As I recall, this quirk of nslookup(8) was one of the reasons why the BIND project has deprecated it in favour of the better behaved tools like dig(1) and host(1). If you used a version of nslookup(8) that didn't have this problem, then it must have been specially patched to do so. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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